Malaysiakini under Probe on RM850,000 Video Clip Info Leak – Promoting VMY 2007 in Korea Implicating 2 Tourism Ministry Officers for Abuse of Power
Tourism Video Case Under Probe By ACA
PUTRAJAYA, Jan 19 (Bernama) -- The Anti- Corruption Agency (ACA) is investigating alleged irregularity in the RM850,000 production of a video clip promoting
One of the two officers was now in
ABOVE & BELOW: The 21 PRC arrested (ages 22 - 50) in Jalan Pudu over the weekend raid, More Details & Video Clip coming Next Post
Tengku Adnan Desires To Continue As Putrajaya MP
PUTRAJAYA, Jan 19 (Bernama) -- Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said today he desired to continue serving as the member of parliament for Putrajaya. Nevertheless, he would leave it to the party leadership to decide on the matter, he added. "I will leave the matter to the leadership. The leadership is better able to judge than anybody else," he told reporters after opening a general meeting of Community Development Department kindergartens in the parliamentary constituency of Putrajaya, here. Tengku Adnan, who is a Tourism Minister, said he was confident that he could continue to serve the constituents of Putrajaya and did not have any problem with the community here. "I have helped to fulfil the demands of the constituents. Even a religious school is to be built here soon," he said.= == = == = == =
Another Internal Cover-up with Internal Probe
No irregularities, says Tourism Minister
ABOVE: This is the Tourism Minister who can "do no wrong" (& even accused Lingam of being drunk in Day 5 of the Royal Com Inq) and who can raked in Billions of tourist Dollars and all the PRC - China Dolls using the effective VOA (Visa on Arrival ) for all & sundry including all the prostitutes. So what is RM850,000 - "sup-sup soi" bread crumbs and who is complaining out of jealousy. Surely they deserve some "rewards".
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PUTRAJAYA: An internal probe carried out by the Tourism Ministry on its two officers who allegedly misused government funds showed no irregularities. Its minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor revealed the probe showed the officers had followed procedures stipulated by the ministry. "They (those conducting the internal investigations) have given the report and it looks like the two officers had adhered to procedure but since a report had already been made, the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) has to investigate. There are two or three issues that are still unclear and this will be investigated by the agency," he told reporters here on Saturday. The ACA has started investigations on the two officers who allegedly misused about RM850,000 to promote
Let ACA probe allegations, urges Shahrir
By ELIZABETH LOOI; firstname.lastname@example.org
PETALING JAYA: The Tourism Ministry should leave it to the Anti-Corruption Agency to investigate the allegations of misuse of funds by two of its senior officers, the Public Accounts Committee said. Its chairman Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad said this would ensure that the ministry would not be accused of trying to cover up the matter. He was commenting on a statement by minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor that two senior ministry officers were being subjects in an internal probe after being accused of misusing ministry funds. Tengku Adnan said the two would be suspended if they were found guilty.
Shahrir, however, said an internal probe did not necessarily mean that the ministry was closing its doors to the ACA because it could just be gathering evidence. He also said the ACA could now be conducting investigations based on media reports. Transparency International Malaysia president Tan Sri Datuk Dr Ramon Navaratnam said the ministry should have reported the allegations to the ACA. He said all government departments and agencies should leave investigations to the ACA rather than holding internal probes whenever there was a suspicion of corruption. “If all government departments take the line that any suspicion of corruption should be subjected to internal investigations, then there would not be a need for the ACA to be established. “There is a possibility of a cover-up during internal investigations and the whole purpose of investigation can be negated,” he said. He also said the ministry should not go after the whistleblower as this would prevent people from coming forward to reveal the truth. “That (punishing whistleblowers) is a very bad precedent to set. Are we for or against corruption if we are against whistleblowers?” he said= == = == = == Original Post BELOW
Syed Jaymal Zahiid | Jan 14,
· The ministry is investigating if two of its officers based in
Minister 'not involved'
Check on mole
As usual when some dirty linen is shown to the public, an investigation would be carried out and in this case not only the 2 officers are being investigated for any “wrong doings” the Ministry is also interested to find out who “supplied the incriminating evidence” to Malaysiakini for this embarrassing expose. As the alternate media, Msiakini has always enjoyed the advantage of receiving stacks of photocopies of documents for abuses of powers and after verifying them as truthful would published them.
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action," he told reporters at the
The minister hoped more T-Station kiosks would be placed at strategic locations like hotels and tourism service centres as it would help boost the industry.
in revenue from the industry this year.
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Tourism officers under probe
By ELIZABETH LOOI; STAR